Taylor Wessing is one of a handful of law firms offering Private Client services on a true international basis with particular strength in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It attracts an enviable portfolio of national and international clients seeking its expertise in a wide range of services from domestic and international succession planning to family foundations and the structuring of our clients’ (worldwide) assets.
Our clients include high net worth individuals, multinational families, privately owned businesses and family offices. And while there is no “one fits it all” solution, the key issues faced by our clients are centred around a number of common themes – namely, ensuring a smooth succession from one family generation to another, mitigating the worst effects of taxation, avoiding family disputes (through structuring and effective governance), and protecting key assets. These issues are becoming even more complex in an international context. Taylor Wessing is unique in having an international team of more than 40 dedicated Private Client lawyers that not only understand these key issues but are also highly experienced in the handling of matters with cross-border implications. This allows us to provide our clients with responsive, consistent and integrated advice.
Recognised as a market leader for many years, our international Private Client team consists of leading experts in domestic and international estates, foundations and trusts, with particular regard to multi-jurisdictional tax and inheritance issues, as well as international asset structuring. We also have specialists in domestic and international probate, family foundations or charitable organizations, contentious trusts, family and inheritance law issues. We are well aware that those issues are among the most important and sensitive business and private issues for our clients. Our partners therefore take every care to offer insightful, sensitive and professional advice to our clients.
Charities and philanthropy
Disputes in family businesses
Domestic and international estates and inheritance
Executorships and advice of executors
Family law issues (e.g. domestic and international marriage contracts)
Private wealth transactions
Restitution of art
Succession in family businesses
Trusts, settlements and foundations